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International HouseBiarritz, France

Les ateliers de la Côte, 2 rue Vauréal - 64200 Biarritz - see on map
From 295€ per week
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International House in Biarritz: The school is located in the Centre Ville section of the city, which is its focal point. This charming neighbourhood is home to a number of museums, the Food Halls market, sweeping boulevards, restaurants for tapas and wine bars. Biarritz has an electric nightlife, with lots of nightclub options. International House Biarritz is to the southern edge of this neighbourhood, a few streets back from the beach.

Visiting the attractions: The central square of Biarritz is a 10-minute walk from International House Biarritz. The city is France's surfing capital and the beach is the place where this happens. The school is 10 minutes from Beach Cote des Basques, which is the prime surf beach of the region. Other city features are found in Port Vieux, which juts out from the coast. Here there are interesting rock formations, a scenic road looking over the coast, a beautiful beach and some historical monuments to explore.

Courses at International House Biarritz: Along with general French classes, the school provides students with alternatives such as seasonal Young Adults or Teenagers programmes and French classes linked with activities including surfing or golf.

Junior Courses: In the summer months International House Biarritz provides junior students with programmes, often combined with surf lessons.

School facilities: The school building has classrooms created for ultimate learning capabilities. For after class, there is a kitchen, living room and relaxation area for students to socialise with other students at the school or enjoy their breaks in between lessons.

French Courses

General Language
Language Plus Activity

Our price includes

  • INCLUDED Internet access and use of school computers
  • INCLUDED Free access to swimming pool
  • INCLUDED Wireless LAN zone at school
  • INCLUDED Free certificate of course attendance
  • INCLUDED Free airport pickup for all junior courses (both ways)
  • INCLUDED Language level placement test before arrival
  • INCLUDED For adult courses: a minimum of one free organized leisure activity per week


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International House

Accreditations and Quality seals
Languages spoken by school staff (cannot be guaranteed by school)
First day of course
Students should arrive at 8:30
Student gender mix
50% male / 50% female
Offer for returning students
You will be refunded/waived the school's administration fee if you already attended previously a course at International House and you book here.
Payment methods accepted for payments made directly to the school
Visa - logoMastercard - logoEurocard - logoBank Transfer - logo
Year of school foundation
Legal name/parent company
SARL FL BOOKING | Tax registration ID: FR58539842716

General school facilities

  • Microwave for student use

  • Fridge for student use

  • Lounge

  • Free WIFI

  • Free parking

  • Non-smoking (all indoor and all outdoor areas of school)

  • Classroom equipment

    • Air conditioning in all classrooms

    • Heating in all classrooms

    • Ample natural light in all classrooms

    Number of classrooms: 4
    Number of public PC workstations: 4

Student Age

Average number of students
In summer: 120
Throughout the year: 50
Minimum age of students
17 years
13 years for specific Junior courses
Average number of levels
Adult courses In summer: 5
Adult courses Throughout the year: 4
Junior courses In summer: 5
Junior courses Throughout the year: 4
Average age of students
In summer: 15 years
Throughout the year: 25 years

Information for all courses offered by International House

Lesson duration
45 minutes
School's administrative fee
50.00 €
Course material
Generally course material is distributed free to students and will stay in student property.
Days without class
In 2024 (including national and regional bank holidays):
01 Jan 2024, 29 Mar 2024, 01 Apr 2024, 08 May 2024, 09 May 2024, 20 May 2024, 15 Aug 2024, 01 Nov 2024, 25 Dec 2024, 26 Dec 2024.
Level test
A test to assess your exact language level takes place before the start of the course via an online form.
Lessons needed per French language level
Level (CEFR) LESSONS needed per level WEEKS needed
(20 lessons per week)
A1 Beginner A1 to A2 80 4
A2 Elementary A2 to B1 160 8
B1 Intermediate B1 to B2 180 9
B2 Higher Intermediate B2 to C1 200 10
C1 Advanced C1 to C2 220 11
C2 Proficiency
Data above gives some guidance. For more details consult our page How long does it take to learn a language or reach a specific level.

Airport transfer

Bordeaux-Merignac Airport:
400 € one way
790 € return (both ways)
Biarritz Pays Basque Airport:
55 € one way
85 € return (both ways)
More details about airports near Biarritz and how to travel independently from the airport to the city on our Biarritz page. For flight comparisons to Biarritz, we recommend using skyscanner.com.

Visa Documents

Nationals from USA do not require a visa to study short term courses up to 90 days.
Check visa requirements for nationals from other countries.
Nationals from countries that require a visa will receive documents from the school, related to booking confirmation, which is required for the visa application.
School fee for issuing the visa documents:
500 €
Full payment of all fees required before school dispatches documents required for visa application
Express shipment fee (via courier)
120 €



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Questions and answers about International House

  • Arrival is Sunday and departure is Saturday. On Sunday evening there will be an introductory session with the school team, where the planning for the coming weeks will be announced and the different groups will be put together.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 22, 2023
  • All participants in the junior programme in Biarritz must be able to swim. At the beginning of the stay, a swimming test will be carried out. All surf levels from beginner to advanced are accepted.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 22, 2023
  • Yes, your children will be well supervised and have someone to talk to at all times. There is one instructor for a maximum of 14 juniors per group, one group leader who supervises a maximum of 12 juniors per group on the excursion and one lifeguard and one supervisor for a maximum of 8 juniors during in-water activities. A 24-hour emergency number is provided.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 22, 2023
  • Transfers from Biarritz Airport or Biarritz or Bayonne train stations are included. All other train stations or airports are not included in the price.
    Sabine Krafack, LanguageCourse.Net - Mar 22, 2023
  • For ages 13 and 14 there is a Teens Programme in early July. Unfortunately, your daughter cannot take part in the Young Adult Programme at the age of 14.
    Victoria, from IH Biarritz - May 04, 2023
  • Yes, the lessons are adapted to different levels.
    Corinne, from International House Biarritz - Jun 20, 2023
  • If they are minors, they are not allowed to practice Surf without a professional teacher during their programme.
    Meriam, Customer Success Agent from International House Biarritz - Sep 20, 2023

FAQ about International House, Biarritz

  • French courses at International House start at 295 € for General French course with 16 lessons per week. When booking here you get the guaranteed best price.
  • The accommodation Homestay is the most popular among all our clients of International House
  • Yes. The school offers pickup from Bordeaux-Merignac Airport (400 €), Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (55 €)
  • Depending on the chosen course, the maximum number of students at International House varies from 12 students (General French) to 14 students (Teenagers Program)
  • International House offers courses from 13 years (Teenagers Program, 20 lessons per week) to 99. Average age is 15 during the summer and 25 for the rest of the year.

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Biarritz city attractiveness rated by our students:

Rating: 4.7/5.0

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